|Corneal Neovascularization |
The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped structure that covers the iris (where the color is) and is the first surface light strikes on its way into the eye to the retina. Normally, the cornea is very clear, with an even, smooth surface. It is clear because the layers of tissue are in alignment and because it is a relative dehydrated tissue; the skin cells lining the back surface, called the endothelium , are constantly removing extra water from the cornea. (The w...Read More
|Understanding and Avoiding Contact Lens Complications: Polymegathism, Neovascularization and the Endothelial Pump |
Avoiding complications related to contact lens wear is easy: keep the lenses as sanitary as possible, clean and care for them as your eyecare practictioner recommends, and wear them as directed.
Three big long words describe a set of interrelated complications of contact lens wear that are the result of a decrease in oxygen levels at the surface of the eye. The cornea, the clear, dome-shaped structure that allows light to enter the eye, is sensitive to the flow of oxygen, which normall...Read More